Dublin, Nov 5: The first-ever Konkani Movie was premiered in Ireland, enchanting the audience with a captivating experience. The movie, titled "Osmitay," which translates to "Identity," delved into the rich history and heritage of the Konkan community. It was screened at the Light House Cinema in Dublin on November 4.
"Osmitay" took viewers on a remarkable journey, tracing the coastal regions of Mangaluru and Goa, connecting them to their roots and origins. The film's soundtrack resonated with the hearts of the audience, celebrating the linguistic heritage of the Konkani language. It emphasized the importance of preserving and promoting the Konkani language, culture, and tradition.
The credit for this remarkable cinematic achievement goes to Bab Eric Ozario and the Mandd Sobhann Team, who poured their efforts into creating a meaningful movie that touched the hearts of Konkans worldwide. The audience was captivated by the stellar performances of the actors, intricate movie sets, and the hard work of everyone behind the scenes. The movie reviews underlined the beauty of their ancestral history and identity.
Eldric D'Souza was commended for his unwavering dedication in bringing the first Konkani movie to Ireland, obtaining the necessary certification, organizing the movie theater, and overseeing financial aspects. His invaluable support was complemented by Arun Lobo and Brian Mathias.
Naveen Lobo was specially lauded for coordinating the production of Osmitay T-shirts and badges and to Deepthi for delivering them to Ireland. The premiere of "Osmitay" was a significant and memorable event for the Konkans in Ireland, with the added delight of the younger generation watching and learning about the history of the Konkani language.
It was a day of both education and entertainment that left a lasting impact on Konkans in Ireland.